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Group.png Guatemala   SourcewatchRdf-icon.png
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Location Central America
Leader President of Guatemala
Type nation state
SubpageGuatemala/1954 coup d'état

Guatemala is a nation state in Central America.


The CIA organised a coup in 1954 which deposed Jacobo Arbenz in order to protect the profits of United Fruit.

Rios Montt

On 10 May 2013, Guatemalan General Rios Montt (friend of Ronald Reagan) became the only former head of state ever to have been convicted in his own country for genocide. On 8 July 2015 a Guatemalan court stated that the trial must be abandoned, as Montt was "mentally incompetent to stand trial". A retrial of his case had been promised, but Eric Zuesse opines that this "seems unlikely".[1]

Drug Trade

Live Leak reports on an abandoned plane that was found in Guatemala with 728 kilos of cocaine.[2]



Guatemala/1954 coup d'état18 June 1954 - 27 June 1954

Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Guatemala 1962 to 1980'sbook extract2003William Blum